Trad country Texans Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock wrapped up the Narrows summer concert season Friday night. The next shows in the facility are in September.
But the Narrows will have several stages at this year's Fall River Celebrates America. Visit www.ncfta.org for more information.
Anyway, it was the first visit of these legendary performers to the Narrows. Jimmie Dale graced us with his country soul vocals and his cosmic, almost childlike take on the world. Butch Hancock was more down-to-earth; the two balanced each other nicely.
Your humble blogger has already received his copy of the new issue of RI Monthly (August 2007) in which the Narrows gets a "Best of RI" award for being the best place to hit the road to see a concert.
I'm sure I'm speaking for Patrick Norton and all of the volunteer staff, management and board of directors in saying that it was only possible through the willingness of our patrons to come to the shows over the past 5 years, to make donations and to spread the word about the Narrows.
This is a big win for all of us who love the Narrows!
Narrows president Patrick Norton accepted a "Best of RI" award from RI Monthly earlier this week. (In case you didn't know, the Narrows is located just over the line in MA.)
We assume that the next issue of the publication will have a write up of some sort; this was available this week from the magazine:
"Sure, there’s plenty of good music in Rhode Island, but sometimes a good melody –inspired road trip is in order. When the urge hits, head to The Narrows, a Goldilocks-sized (not-too-big, not-too-small at 280 seats) performance space in a renovated mill overlooking the water. Roots music is centerstage here- bluegrass, blues, folk and country by musicians ranging from big names like Richie Havens to talented up-and comers like Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles. An added bonus: you can bring your own food and alcohol, a sure sign this is as far away from the corporate produced concert scene as you can get."